A delicious accompaniment to your plant based fare at #TransformerFitzroy ✨
Our #vegan Pinky and The Brain features Balcombe gin, St Germain elderflower, house beetroot syrup, lime, and house bitters, embellished with fresh cucumber.
Day 16/100 of the Centenial celebrations. B.K.S. Iyengar ~ “Yoga allows you to find a kind of freedom you may not know even existed.” 🙏🌼 Note on pics: I was very exited to bump into Vlierbloesem (Dutch) aka Sambucus nigra (Latin) aka Elderflower (English) today!!! It’s pic 4&5 both flowers and berries, very special. It is my favourite blossom tea at the moment .
On this last day of summer, here are some desserts I made, but never posted due to time constraints or due to unspectacular photography. The 1st is a Blueberry, almond and lemon cake recipe from Ottolenghi. The 2nd a Salted Brownie Fleur de sel) from Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery and royal wedding cake fame. They're made with barley flour for a deeper, more complex flavor. Third is an Icelandic Wedding Cake recipe, from the NYTIMES I think, also during the royal wedding time in May. Made with oats, fresh thyme, homemade rhubarb jam made with rosewater and Elderflower Liqueur and topped with a combination of Sklar (an Icelandic yogurt) and heavy whipping cream. Fifth is a Zucchini Teacake recipe from Mary Berry. Sixth is some triple chocolate cookies, and 7th is a Rice Pudding Tart LOADED with vanilla bean seeds (I doubled the amount). That one was so delish, but just didn't look like it in the photos. Recipe from Frederic Anton's book, "Tarts." #summer#summer baking #ottolenghi#royalwedding#icelandic#claireptak#fredericanton#tart#tarts#rhubarb#elderflower#barleyflour#brownies#blueberry#lemon#chocolate
So...from yesterday’s clues, did you have any idea that today’s recipe would be Concord Grape and #Elderflower Cordial #Popsicles ?! They are mind-blowing and absolutely delicious! Recipe link is in the profile and have a beautiful weekend 😍🍇😋
#Medicinal#herbal#icedtea : #yarrow , #ginger , #turmeric , #elderflower tea with a shot of pure #cranberry juice. I woke up yesterday with the clear signs of a bladder infection, truth be told I haven’t taken great care of myself lately, not drinking near enough water, too much sugar, not enough fresh fruits & veg. I can’t afford a bladder infection right now, I’ve got a #Neonatal resuscitation exam to take & I have to be in #Detroit on Monday, so I’m turning to my #plantallies & #traditional medicines, plus drinking quarts of water at time. Fingers crossed 🤞🏼. Ask me more about why I chose these specific #herbs !
stopped by @oohowater in kensington yesterday. they make edible seaweed-based packaging for liquid and condiments; an enironmentally-friendly replacement for plastic bottles. (i tried their proprietary elderflower flavored water. so refreshing.) they are part of the future we need to build!
Rich in bioflavanoids, antiviral for colds and flu. Flowers are used for fevers, ear pain, sinus congestion, wounds, skin, kidney support, blood and lymph circulation, berries are rich in iron!
Allergy season is among us and some suffer immensely with sinus congestion and inflammation. This plant is expansive, moving things out from the center. It helps to cool the body and release fluids.
ELDER FLOWER FACIAL STEAM:
1/2 Cup dried elder flowers
1.5 quart of water
Add flowers to a pot, cover with cold water
Cover and bring to a boil
Once boiling turn it off and let steep, covered for 10 mins.
Set up a safe and comfortable space. Place the pot on a heat protective mat in front of you on a table, put a large towel over your shoulder and over your head. Place your face over the steam pot. Be careful not to get too close to the steam, monitor and move away if it becomes too hot and intense. Also be careful not to touch the hot pot or to spill the decoction on yourself.
Breathe in deeply and slowly to open your sinus and relieve chest congestion.
This steam is also amazing for your skin! It will make your skin glow radiantly!